Photo: At Belmont Cemetary
Parades and remembrances mark Memorial Day in Belmont.
Belmont Public Schools will observe the holiday Friday, May 27 with a morning of exercises at three schools.
- 8 a.m.: Breakfast with veterans at Belmont High School
- 8:30 a.m.: A program at the flagpole in front of the high school’s entrance.
- 9:15 a.m.: Burbank Elementary program.
- 10 a.m.: Winn Brook Elementary program.
- 11:30 a.m.: Luncheon at the VFW Post, 310 Trapelo Rd., sponsored by the vets.
On Monday, May 30, the town honors the holiday with its annual parade from Cushing Square to Belmont Cemetary on Grove Street. The parade steps off at 11 a.m.
Marching bands from Belmont High and Chenery Middle school, color guards and members from the Belmont Police and Fire departments, veteran motorcyclist, marchers from local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troops and veterans will all take part
All veterans and current military personnel are invited and welcome to join the other vets at the head of the parade.
Lining the route – up Trapelo Road before making a left at Grove Street and continuing to the Belmont Cemetery – will be families and residents cheering the marchers.
At the cemetery, a wreath laying ceremony will take place, speeches will be read, flowers laid at the graves of veterans, the names of Belmont citizens who died for this country will be honored, “Taps” played and a final salute will be given.